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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Li is action poetry in motion. Damn them for spoiling our popcorn fun with salty tear-jerking. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    When Danny takes off his collar for the last time, Besson's plan becomes clear: You may have paid for an hour and a half of escapist entertainment, but he just provided something much better. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Ultimately, the movie doesn't make it, but there's enough going on to make it more arf than barf. show more

  • 50
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    Freeman and Hoskins lend the film a level of artistry it doesn't really deserve. Unleashed has a vivid concept, but savagery and sentimentality make strange costars. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Unleashed serves two masters, each one disappointingly: It's a brutal series of over-amped fights, and it's a touching story of human nature at war with itself. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An action picture with the emotional simplicity of a bedtime story, painted in the grimy colors of the London underworld. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Ingenious in its construction. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A preposterous mix of sentiment and brutality that casts martial-arts star Jet Li as a music-loving killing machine, turns out to be his most entertaining movie in quite some time. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The film contains enough quiet, reflective moments for us to become aware how preposterous the central conceit is, and that keeps us at arm's length. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    While Bresson's insistence on juxtaposing brute force with sublime grace isn't subtle, it is effective. show more

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